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Brownfield Land Register

A list of previously developed sites that are available and potentially suitable for housing development across the district

The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017 require all local planning authorities to prepare, maintain, and publish a register of brownfield (previously developed) sites that are available and potentially suitable for residential development across the district.

The purpose of the register is to provide up-to-date information on sites that local planning authorities consider to be appropriate for residential development, having regard to certain criteria that are set out in the regulations.

    The register

    The register is kept in two parts:

    Part 1

    Icon for csv Brownfield Land Register (Part 1)_2022 update [46KB]  shows sites categorised as brownfield land which are suitable, available, and achievable for residential development. 

    A brownfield site is included in the part of of the register where it: 

    • has an area of 0.25 hectares or is capable of supporting at least five dwellings
    • is suitable for residential development
    • is available for residential development
    • is achievable (development can take place within 15 years of the entry date)

    Please note: the sites on the register include those with planning permission, including a grant of permission in principle for residential development, sites that are allocated in the Core Strategy and Housing Site Allocations Development Plan Document and also sites that are assessed as suitable, available, and achievable for residential development in the Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment

    Part 1 was last updated in March 2023.

    Part 2

    Part 2 of the register is optional and allows us to select sites from part one and grant Permission in Principle (PiP) for housing-led development. PiP will establish the fundamental principles of development in terms of use, location, and amounts of development. However, planning permission is not granted until Technical Details Consent is applied for and approved by us.

    No sites have been included on Part 2 of the register at this time.

    You can view further information about Brownfield Land Registers on the GOV.UK website


    What is brownfield land?

    Brownfield land is defined in Annex 2 of the National Planning Policy Framework as:

    "Land which is or was occupied by a permanent structure, including the curtilage of the developed land (although it should not be assumed that the whole of the curtilage should be developed) and any associated fixed surface infrastructure. This excludes:

    • land that is or has been occupied by agricultural or forestry buildings
    • land that has been developed for minerals extraction or waste disposal by landfill purposes where provision for restoration has been made through development control procedures
    • land in built-up areas such as private residential gardens, parks, recreation grounds and allotments
    • land that was previously developed, but where the remains of the permanent structure have blended into the landscape in the process of time"

    Submit a site for the register

    If you have previously developed land or buildings which have the potential to be used for housing, and which meet the definition of brownfield land (see above) as well as the criteria as set out in the regulations, then we would like to hear from you, so that we can add it to Part 1 of the register.

    To submit a site for consideration, please complete the Icon for doc Brownfield Land Register Submission Form [142KB]  and provide a clear plan showing the site's boundaries. Please send completed submission forms to our Planning Policy Team.

    Site submissions may be made at any time, but details will be held on file until the Brownfield Land Register is updated.

    It should be noted that the Brownfield Land Register is a public document and therefore site details are treated as public information.

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    We collect personal data to help us in the preparation and maintenance of the Brownfield Land Register. You can view how and why we collect, store, protect, process and share the data you give to us.

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